Madina Namanda’s Holiday Recipe

Madina Namanda, a FINCA client from Uganda, knows a lot about gratitude for a good harvest. Her first FINCA loan for $40 was the start of her success as a pineapple farmer. She now runs a 12-acre plantation and has begun raising poultry as well! Her success has even allowed her to hire field staff and send two of her children to university. The prosperity made possible by her FINCA loans is already a gift to her community and future generations.

Celebrate the success of FINCA clients like Madina by serving this delicious recipe to your holiday guests. In the spirit of this holiday season, it’s a chance to remember hardworking people like Madina who just needed the opportunity that your support to FINCA makes possible.

Ugandan Pineapple Nut Bread

  • 2 cups whole meal flour
  • 1 cup wheat bran
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup roasted peanuts
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple, drained

Put flour, bran, baking powder, soda, salt and nuts into a bowl. Add the eggs and pineapple and mix well. Put mixture into a greased loaf pan. Bake at 350F/180C for 1 hour.

When your guests ask about this amazing bread, you can tell them about FINCA’s entrepreneurs like Madina, and how easy it is to give hardworking but low-income business owners like her the chance to succeed.

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